2016 Proposed Legislative Changes Sex Offender Registry

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  Proposed Louisiana law seeks to further erode privacy of sex-offender registrants   The Louisiana State Senate on May 24 passed House Bill 1146, which aims to give the public access to email addresses and online screen names of registered sex offenders. House members passed it earlier in May. The impetus behind the bill, which… Read more »

Louisiana Lawmakers Want to Regulate Use of Drones

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  Bills to regulate drones hovering in Louisiana Legislature Amid booming sales of drones (unmanned aircraft) across the nation, states are trying to figure out how to regulate their commercial and recreational use. In many cases, lawmakers at the state and federal level are debating whether regulations are needed, given that most statutes already address… Read more »

Louisiana 2016 Legislative Session: Bills to Watch

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  2016 Legislative session to address gun, marijuana, job laws The regular session of the Louisiana Legislature got underway March 14 and continues through June 6. While the big question concerns how lawmakers plan to balance the state’s gaping billion-dollar-plus budget hole, a variety of bills concerning guns and drugs are being monitored by criminal-defense… Read more »

Bill would require barroom bouncers to take training

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Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B Carpenter Law — Attorney New Orleans   Bill would require barroom bouncers to take training   By: Ed Anderson — Times Picayune   Baton Rouge — A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would require training of bouncers and “security personnel” at bars and lounges. The… Read more »